Your application fee is history but any Realtor will ensure any deposit is promptly return. Prompt may mean a week to 10 days to make certain your original check has fully cleared before they write a refund check. Tenants can be less than honest and forthright too.
After the dust settles, make a complaint to the BBB if it's a larger complex. Small investor doesn't care about BBB. If not returned in two weeks or so, fill out a police report for theft of your funds. Consider holding out for 'damages money' or have the individual arrested.
You just don't have to put up with dishonest landlords or property managers. (I know because I am both.)
Future Home Realty, Inc.
I would suggest using a licensed Realtor. They will not hold your money nor require you to pay a deposit for a property that is not available. It sounds as if you may have a property owner or manager who is not being quite honest.
The best way to determine your cost for renters insurance is to call your insurance company and ask them what the cost would be to insure to a certain amount. If you do not have an insurance carrier I will be happy to recommend a few.
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Prudential Tropical Realty
2) use a Realtor to help you find a private rental. We can help you check for things like foreclosure proceedings.
3) Renter's insurance is required in many places in Florida. It's not that expensive, and you'll be happy you have it if something goes wrong.
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related to the property being linked to this question!! sorry! I do not know that property at all, i just posted in the SIDE column, of "ask a question"....
also, i meant to type "most application fees are not refundable"
not "most deposits are not refundable."
but, that might be a concern i should have, and don't!!??